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1-15-2010 @ 2:03PM
"A reasonably smart Mac user is immune to account hacking. A reasonably smart Windows user may or may not be. A dumb user is vulnerable to... well, everything."I'm not going to downrank you, because your post was well thought out, but I think you place far too much faith in your operating system and your brain. Phishing is much more sophisticated than I think you suppose. This sort of "it-can't-possibly-happen-to-me" attitude is exactly what phishers rely on. Phishing doesn't depend on stupidity. It depends on carelessness. You may not be stupid, but we are all careless at one time or another.And don't think running Mac OSX provides immunity, either. Your claim that there are "no trojans/keyloggers for Mac" is just plain false (http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/mac-security-iii-the-rise-of-the-botnets/, for example). Windows has more viruses and exploits not because it is inherently less secure, but because it has the largest market share, so that is where virus writers focus their energies. Stories like this one (http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39256036,00.htm) show that a properly motivated individual can compromise a Mac just as easily as a PC.Your operating system does not make you immune. Your IQ does not make you immune.And, for the record, blaming the victim of a crime is rarely going to win you any friends.
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